The itching goes away quickly if you diagnose it and treat it correctly. There are different reasons for itching.
If you work with an ostomy nurse and find the correct supplies for you then leaking is a rarity.
You can wait up to 2-3 years before having your next surgery. After that your sphincter muscles lose their strength.
DX'd with Severe Pancolitis June 2005
Previous Meds: 5ASAs, Predisone, 6-MP. Remicade, Humira, Simponi, Cimzia & Cyclosporine
3-step J-Pouch surgery: 2013 & 2014
Current Condition: Chronic Pouchitis -- Not as bad as I thought it would be
Current Meds: Stelara
Total Hip Replacement: 12/16 -- Thanks Prednisone!!!www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=3755226